ERIC Number: ED389889
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing Time-Limited Welfare: Early Experiences in Three States. The Cross-State Study of Time-Limited Welfare.
Bloom, Dan; Butler, David
This report examines time-limited welfare beginning at the broadest level, tracing the rapid emergence of time-limited welfare as a policy approach in part I. Chapter 1 examines the history of time-limited welfare and the key challenges posed by this policy. Part II begins to focus on the three participating states--Florida, Vermont, and Wisconsin--describing the goals, evolution, and planning of the policies. Chapter 2 examines the roots of the three programs, characteristics of locations where the programs are operating, and attitudes and characteristics of welfare recipients subject to the programs. These contextual factors have helped to shape the policies that are discussed in chapter 3 and implementation experiences that are examined in part III. Part III moves from the state level to the local level, where the challenges of operating time-limited welfare programs are being faced. Chapter 4 examines the planning and start-up of the three time-limit programs, focusing special attention on computerized management information systems, which played a key role. Chapter 5 focuses on communication of the new message of welfare to recipients and discusses how to explain the new policies and their implications for recipients and to change the day-to-day operation of the welfare system. Chapter 6 describes the central role of the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training Program in all three state programs. Contains 17 references. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; Joyce Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., New York, NY.